One fine day I was driving in town. As I came around a corner, two young men Began to gesticulate excitedly at me. It angered me that they should make fun of my little car. It wasn’t fancy, but it got the job done!
At the traffic light, a fellow driver honked her horn at me, pointing at my car. What was wrong with everybody today, I wondered? When a group of school children began to point at my car and shout something, it began to dawn on this “genius” that they were all trying to tell me something.
I pulled over and found that my left tire was flat. All those people were trying to do was give me information that I needed! The only problem was that I was not listening! I was unteachable, because I thought I knew everything I Needed to know already!
In religion, when a man who is honestly Mistaken hears the truth, one of two things will happen. Either he will cease to be mistaken, or he will cease to be honest. When it comes to knowing God’s will, no one has 20/20 vision. We can all learn some more. But the only way to learn more of God’s will is to realize that there is room for improvement. In a word, we must admit the possibility that we might sometimes be wrong.
When it comes to understanding the mind of God, and the riches of wisdom in his word, no one has “learned it all.”
No matter how profound you feel your insights are, you can still learn more from God. The only impediment to learning is the attitude you don’t need to learn.
This Sunday, come to services with an open Bible…and an open mind!
— by Stan Mitchell
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